Cost Of Two Trips By Minister Wayne Caines

October 10, 2018 | 21 Comments

A trip in September 2018 by Ministry of National Security Wayne Caines to London for World Blockchain Forum cost $5,822.67; while another trip to Trinidad for the Commonwealth Telecommunications Forum cost $3,710.36, according to recent listings on the Government’s travel webpage.

World Blockchain Forum in London: Sept 2 – 6

The trip duration was listed as from September 02, 2018 – September 06, 2018, and the web page listing said, “Join visionary leaders, economic pioneers and enterprising investors from around the world as they discuss the future of our financial world at Keynote’s biggest blockchain industry influencer event – World Blockchain Forum London

“World Blockchain Forum events are the lynchpin between industry and enterprise in the blockchain space; take part in leading edge discussions to help shape the future of blockchain.

“Listen to world-class experts as they share their insights into the perils, pitfalls and promise of blockchain as it emerges onto the wider global stage. This year, WBF London focuses on the future of ICOs and delves deeper into the emergence of STOs [security token offerings].

“With two days of speaker presentations, project exhibitions and discussion panels, WBF: London is set to further shape the future of Blockchain technology and its impact across all industries.”

Expenses

  • Air Travel $4,138.00
  • Ground Transportation $170.41
  • Accommodation $1,438.36
  • Meals $75.90
  • Total costs $5,822.67

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization Forum in Trinidad: Sept 30 – Oct 4

The trip duration was listed as from September 30, 2018 – October 04, 2018, and the web page listing said, “The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation [CTO] recognises the need to bring to the attention of its members and other ICT stakeholders the latest ICT developments and their impact on society.

“This Forum entitled “Digital Transformation for Development: People, Processes and Technology” will highlight how the digital transformation is affecting our lives, how we live, how we work and how we play.  For the digital transformation to be effective, it must be supported by a resilient broadband network which in turn must be made available to the majority of the world’s population.

“This Forum will examine possibilities for increased connectivity, applicable technologies and problems facing governments, consumers and telecommunication operators.”

Expenses

  • Air Travel $2,181.20
  • Ground Transportation $0.00
  • Accommodation $1,185.84
  • Meals $343.32
  • Total costs $3,710.36

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  1. LOL says:

    The cost of titty’s milk: Priceless

    • Silence Do Good says:

      The Pantomime this year will be hilarious. “Oh no he didn’t” “Oh yes he did”

  2. question says:

    So we paid $5,800 for him to go over there and embarrass himself and embarrass us.

  3. red rose says:

    Wow, about $9.5K. What did we get from it? What seniors could do with $9.5K?

  4. Family Man says:

    Hmmmm Can you break down those meal costs? How much did we have to pay for the Minister’s cereal? Captain Crunch?

  5. Double S says:

    >$4k ticket to London means he is flying business class. The same for a ticket to Trinidad.

    Must be nice.

    • reservedrights says:

      Would be nice for a PLP voter without a job to comment on this. If this was an OBA Minister there’d be marching and strikes and the buses wouldn’t be runng (not that too many are anyway).

      • Double S says:

        You will never, ever hear them make noise about this type of spending by the PLP. They are massive and raving hypocrites.

    • Gustav says:

      no !
      a biz class ticket with BA costs you USD 3,000 per person
      don’t know which airline he used or what else is hidden

  6. Triangle Drifter says:

    And what was the cost of his entourage for each trip?

    • red rose says:

      yes, that is never revealed – presumably the PS as well as at least one adviser?

    • Jenna J says:

      You’d be surprised to know that he travelled to Trinidad alone. It surprised me too but I was there it’s true.

  7. Y-Gurl says:

    Lots of travel money, starting to bring back memories of the last time the PLP were the Government, I doubt if Caine’s actually learnt anything, maybe we should have these frequent flyers do and publish a paper on what they learn on these trips or would that be too transparent

  8. Real Deal says:

    $76 for food for 5 days one of the only things I mis about the foreign.

  9. eyes wide open says:

    This man is an utter disgrace to himself and all of Bermuda,he should have been removed from office the moment he arrived back in Bermuda.

  10. campervan says:

    Misogynistic and Puerile.
    Cereal offender.
    Have the grown-ups taken his phone privileges away yet?

  11. TITTYMILKGATE says:

    Sadly, offending 50% of the world’s population while travelling on the tax payers dollar is something this guy will not be able to shake easy.

    It wasn’t funny just debasing to women and insulting.

    Its a self inflicted wound—and really awful judgement

    Does not strike the image of a leader.

  12. Friesian says:

    Milk tastes different in different locales because the grass the cows eat varies from place to place. Also, the milk from different breeds of cow has different characteristics. Guernsey cows (the breed that is) produce much more cream and less volume of milk than for instance Holstein Friesian cows, a breed famous for the sheer volume of milk they produce. Large dairies will often mix the milk much as a vinter might wines to maintain a consistent product.

    Given the good Minister’s well known enjoyment of milk, I trust he will have noted all the subtle and wonderful nuances of thickness and flavour on his travels.

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